C&B BOOKS, was started in 1995, by Carol Rogers & Brenda Piper.The motivation behind this book business, was the lack of affordable books written by black authors.  We decided to become an asset to our Youth and the African American community in a whole.  We offer our books for less then the major stores, we knew this would provide our readers with a wider variety of reading material. We have, titles for all ages in all catagories, fiction, non-fiction, spiritual, inspirational, educational etc.

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Shadow of the Panther
SHADOW OF THE PANTHER

Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America
Author:Hugh Pearson

In the early morning of August 22, 1989, on the corner of Ninth and Center Streets Huey Newton faced Tyrone Robinson and two other drug dealers, asking them for crack. Robinson refused, took a 9-mm automatic from one of his companions and pointed it at Newton's head. Huey stood still and said, "You can kill my body, but you can't kill my soul. My soul will live forever!" Robinson shot him three times in the head. Huey Newton, once considered the nation's premier symbol of black resistance to the entire American power structure, was pronounced dead at 6:12 a.m. The Shadow of the Panther is the most ambitious, engaging, and balanced history of the Black Panthers to date. It is also an unflinchingly honest account of what amounts to human tragedy.

Retails:$18.00



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The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave
THE WILLIE LYNCH LETTER AND THE MAKING OF A SLAVE

Author:Kashif Malik Hassan-El
The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave is a study of slave making. It describes the rationale and the results of Anglo Sazon's ideas and methods of insuring the master/slave relationship.

Retails:$3.95
ISBN: 0948390530



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Spirit of Harlem
SPIRIT OF HARLEM

Author:Craig Marberry, Photographer- Michael Cunningham
The creative team behind the smash hit Crowns:Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats returns with a glorious tour of the spirit of Harlem?a collection of fifty stunning black-and-white photographs and unforgettable interviews that capture the heart and soul of one of the most famous and vibrant neighborhoods in the world. Harlem, long known as the epicenter of black cultural life in America, is undergoing a radical change. An unprecedented infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars in development capital is revitalizing the community and transforming a cityscape marred by decades of poverty. In a striking show of exuberance, upscale shops are materializing in once-abandoned buildings, new homes are popping up in vacant lots, and sheets of glass twinkle in place of grim, boarded-up windows. The economic renewal has lured a host of new people to the neighborhood?doctors, lawyers, investment bankers, and even a former president. But it has also posed a threat to many residents who have lived through the worst of times and now fear that they will lose their homes and livelihoods as boom times sweep in. Spirit of Harlem documents this extraordinary period of transition through the words and faces of newcomers and longtime residents alike. There are reminiscences of Harlem during the 1920s through the 1960s, stories of friends and families gathering at churches, in local shops, and on the streets, and thoughts on what the future holds for the neighborhood. Millions of tourists visit Harlem each year, and many people in the United States can trace their roots to this legendary area or have read about its remarkable history and impact on American life and culture. In more than fifty stunning portraits and essays, Spirit of Harlem brings all its splendor, rancor, drama, and glamour vividly to life. The voices of Spirit of Harlem: The minute you step out your door, everything in Harlem is in your face. There is a beauty and a poetry in all that . . . Lana Turner, real estate broker Bubba and me thought Harlem was Heaven, all the lights and the sights. I asked my aunt, "Where do all the white people live?" Rev. Betty Neal When I came up from the subway, I said, "Oh man, I'm lost!" But then I saw the Apollo and it blew me away. I said, "Wow, this is it! I'm in Harlem!" I had never been to Harlem before, but I just knew I belonged here. Bryan Collier, author and artist

Retails:$27.50
ISBN: 0385504063



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Crowns
CROWNS

Author:Craig Marberry

Countless black women would rather attend church naked than hatless. For these women, a church hat, flamboyant as it may be, is no mere fashion accessory; it's a cherished African American custom, one observed with boundless passion by black women of various religious denominations. A woman's hat speaks long before its wearer utters a word. It's what Deirdre Guion calls "hattitude...there's a little more strut in your carriage when you wear a nice hat. There's something special about you." If a hat says a lot about a person, it says even more about a people-the customs they observe, the symbols they prize, and the fashions they fancy.
Photographer Michael Cunningham beautifully captures the self-expressions of women of all ages-from young glamorous women to serene but stylish grandmothers. Award-winning journalist Craig Marberry provides an intimate look at the women and their lives. Together they've captured a captivating custom, this wearing of church hats, a peculiar convergence of faith and fashion that keeps the Sabbath both holy and glamorous.
Retails:$27.50
ISBN: 0385500866



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The Mis-Education of the Negro
THE MIS-EDUCATION OF THE NEGRO

Author:Carter G. Woodson
About the Author
Dr. Woodson (1875-1950), African American historian and educator, was the founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. He was the author of more than 16 books, and the founder and editor of the Journal of Negro History and the Negro History Bullentin.

Book Description
"History shows that it does not matter who is in power... those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they did in the beginning." -- Dr. Carter G. Woodson Now Available --- BACK IN PRINT!

ISBN: 1592320953
Format: Paperback, 240pp
Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: African Tree Press
Retail Price: $8.95
C&B Price: $7.99



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Career Warfare
CAREER WARFARE

10 Rules for Building a Succesful Personal Brand and Fighting to Keep It
Author:D'Alessandro, Michael Owens

FROM THE NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF BRAND WARFARE
A genuine winner shows you how to stand out from the crowd


As the youngest-ever CEO of John Hancock Financial Services and the bestselling author of Brand Warfare, David D'Alessandro knows plenty about breaking away from the pack. In Career Warfare, this ultimate insider tells the true story of how he learned the unwritten rules of corporate ladder climbing.
In his signature, outspoken style, D'Alessandro offers concrete advice on building a reputation that commands respect, coping with office politics, and surviving the less-than-sane aspects of any organization. He explains why only 20 percent of the people in a given corporation are truly valuable to the organization, demonstrates the right way to polish the boss's image and prevent the boss from tarnishing the reader's, and provides valuable lessons in the etiquette of reputation building.
Through engaging, often-hilarious stories drawn from his own dramatic climb to the top, David D'Alessandro speaks to success-oriented readers at every level and explains:
How to make people want to take a chance on them
How to gain and keep a great reputation
Why success will not proceed in a rational manner
Why hard work and accomplishment aren't enough
What character has to do with it

Retails:$21.95
ISBN: 0071417583



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Living Through The Meantime
LIVING THROUGH THE MEANTIME

Learning to Break the Patterns of the Past and Begin the Healing Process
Author: Iyania Vanzant

Are You in the Meantime? Are you confused, angry, disappointed, frustrated, anxious, apprehensive, sorry for yourself, or generally wiped out? If so, my friend, you are in the meantime. Are you ready to put the pieces of your life together? Are you ready to begin the process of healing? Are you ready to give and receive love in all of your experiences?

Retails:$13.00



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I Ain't Scared of You
I AIN'T SCARED OF YOU

On How Life Is
Author: Bernie Mac, Darrell Dawsey, Alan Goldsher

A popular comedian shares his acerbic and opinionated observations on his family, marriage, sports, music, comedy and film careers, Hollywood, and the other aspects of modern life.

Retails:$23.00



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Last Man Standing
LAST MAN STANDING

The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt
Author: Jack Olsen

Jack Olsen's Last Man Standing is the gripping story of Geronimo Pratt, war hero and community leader, who was framed by the FBI in one of the greatest travesties in American history.

Retails:$15.00



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Not Guilty
NOT GUILTY

Twelve Black Men Speak Out on Law, Justice, and Life
Editor: Jabari Asim

Not Guilty is an anthology of twelve original essays by some of America's most influential young black male writers and critics dealing with how they see this country and how this country sees them American society past and present, has a contentious relationship with black men.

Retails:$25.00



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The Condemnation of Little B
THE CONDEMNATION OF LITTLE B

Editor: Elaine Brown

Through the story of a thirteen-year old black boy condemned to life in prison, Elaine Brown exposes the "New Age" racism that effectively condemns millions of poor African-Americans to a third world life. BR>
Retails:$28.50



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Lazarus and the Hurricane
LAZARUS AND THE HURRICANE

The Untold Story of the Freeing of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
Author:Sam Chaiton, Terry Swinton

This remarkable true story begins in a Brooklyn ghetto when a group of Canadians meet Lesra (Lazarus), an illiterate black teenager who wins their hearts. They end up bringing him to Toronto to help with his education, and while learning to read, Lesra finds a copy of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's "The Sixteenth Round". It was a book destined to change Lesra's life forever, and lives of his adopted family.

Retails:$14.95



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Sister Wit
SISTER WIT

Devotions for Woman
Author: Jacqueline Jakes

"Sister Wit" addresses all the trials and triumphs that encompass a woman's life. Jacqueline Jakes explores four areas of life-struggles and troubles, virtues, encouragement, and inspiration. She draws upon childhood lessons, insights she learned while coping with a life-threatening illness.

Retails:$13.95



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Life and Def.
LIFE AND DEF.

Sex, Drugs, Money, and God
Author: Russell Simmons

The original and eternal hip-hop mogul,is one of the most innovative and influential figures in modern American business and culture.

Retails:$24.00



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Every Day I Pray
EVERY DAY I PRAY

Awakening to the Grace of Inner Communion
Author: Iyanla Vanzant

This book is a collection of prayers I have written over the years in my prayer journals. They address a variety of topics and situations. It is my prayer that they will spark a light in your heart, and you will come to know the peace of God's grace.

Retails:$20.00



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Vernon Can Read
VERNON CAN READ

A Memoir
Author: Vernon E. Jordan-Annette Gordon Reed

When I think about the early part of my life and how it helped make me the man I have become, it is so clear to me how lucky I was to have been born and raised in a world of structures. There was the structure of my family, the structure of the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the Gate City Day Nursery, my schools, the Butler Street Colored YMCA. But above all else, I had my family.

Retails:$26.00



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Holler If You Hear Me
HOLLER IF YOU HEAR ME

Searching for Tupac Shakur
Author:Michael Eric-Eric Dyson

"I Always Wanted to Make a Book Out of My Life" In Search of Tupac. This past March I made my way to the warehouse district of Los Angeles on a warm Sunday afternoon in hopes of talking to Snoop Dogg about his late friend and sometime collaborator Tupac Shakur. I climbed the stairs and found the third-floor makeshift "green room" where the artists and media would gather before the show. I mingled with them and made small talk with the few celebrities and artists who streamed through, awaiting Snoop's arrival.

Retails:$24.00



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In Our Own Image
IN OUR OWN IMAGE

Rituals, Journeys and Traditions of Contemporary African-America
Author: Patrick Bass-Karen Pugh

With an appreciation for the subtle as opposed to the sensational, In Our Own Image is a reflection of fifty years of African-American lives lived well. This is not a compensation, but a celebration of family and community, dignity and determination, the faith and optimism that have not only enabled the African-American community to endure, but to prevail over historic and systemic changes.

Retails:$30.00



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Soulmates
SOULMATES

An illustrated Guide to Black Love,Sex and Romance
Author:Eric V. Copage-Neverne Covington (illustrator)

Much more than a sex manual, SoulMates takes us on a journe of discovery as Copage explores the human body in all its sensual beauty and unabashed eroticism. Incorporating the provocative mysteries and timeless wisdom of the Kama Sutra into a contemporary approach to love and lovemaking, Copage travels deep into the realm of the senses and into a zone of pleasure that is both spiritual and physical.

Retails:$17.00



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Shattered Bonds
SHATTERED BONDS

The Color of Child Welfare
Author:Dorothy Roberts

The first book in 30 years to consider the devastating social consequences of the overwhelming numbers of black children in the child-welfare system." "The story of foster care in the United States is the story of the failure of the social safety net to aid poor, largely black, parents in their attempt to make a home for their children. Shattered Bonds tells this story as no other book has before -- from the perspective of a prominent black, female legal theoretician." The current state of the child-welfare system in America is a well-known tragedy. Thousands of children every year are removed from their parents' homes, often for little reason other than the endemic poverty that afflicts women and children more than any other group in the U.S.

Retails:$27.50



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This Mother's Daughter
THIS MOTHER'S DAUGHTER

Author:Nelvia M. Brady

These are daughter from all walks of life whose stories express intense devotion as well as unveil their psychic scars. They move from early childhood, to adulthood where they face the mortality of the women they call Mother, Mama, Mom, Momma, Big Mama or Ma'Dear. Their powerful stories reveal the durability of the bonds they share with the women who impacted them most and the power that flows between each of theses women as they learn, heal, and find self-love above all.

Retails:$12.95



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